As you may have noticed, we’re big fans of adding in an element of leisure when it comes to business travel in Mozambique. After all, what could be better than checking off your to-do list and clearing your inbox, all before flopping on the beach for a dose of sunshine and chillout time?
If you’re heading to Mozam for your next corporate meeting or work conference, but are not sure where to go, here are three of our top favourite beach destinations best suited to three different types of business travellers. It might just help you find exactly what you’re looking for…
Best for: industry leaders and CEOs
While this protected marine reserve comes with a higher price tag, it’s just the place to find the perfect balance between work and play, attracting well-seasoned jetsetters who prefer first-class and upscale hotels.
This is barefoot luxury at its best for bleisure travellers who want to kick off their shoes, and indulge in Bazaruto’s clear, turquoise waters, filled to the brim with marine life. When you’re ready to close the laptop and pull yourself away from the sun lounger, diving, snorkelling (and even birding, back on land) is the order of the day for long-time nature lovers.
Aside from its fine collection of top-notch accommodation, private spas and refined restaurant options, this beach destination is within easy reach from Johannesburg via a two-hour flight to Vilanculos.
Best for: the modern businesswoman
One of the fastest growing demographics in the travel industry is the ‘modern businesswoman’ who is primarily concerned with safety, personalisation and comfort on her business trip. Anvil Bay checks out with all three.
At this natural beach resort located within the Maputo Special Reserve, you can expect the hospitality warm, and the chardonnay chilled, with activities like kayaking, snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding (SUPPing) available to try at your leisure. Me-time is yours for the taking, and it’s just the place to start your morning with a spot of yoga before tackling your tasks for the day in the comfort of your very own casinha (a little home). End off with a massage, paired with the most spectacular views over the Indian Ocean.
The travel time to Anvil Bay from Maputo is around 3-4 hours via road.
Best for: tech savvy millenials
This ‘hyper-connected’ bleisure traveller values technological advancements. Of all business travellers, it’s the millenial generation that are most likely to add on a few extra days of leisure onto their business trip to explore a destination beyond the meeting room.
Tofo hits the sweet spot for these younger travellers who are always on the go. There is plenty to do and see in this fun little coastal beach town, with self-catering, affordable accommodation options, local bars, restaurants and fast Wi-Fi. Be sure to pack the GoPro just before you get stuck into the treasure trove of activities such as parasailing, windsurfing, paddle-skiing, kayaking and quad biking.
Inhambane Airport is located 24 kilometres away from Tofo, with flights landing regularly from Maputo.
If you’re ready to wiggle your toes in the sand on your next business trip to Mozambique, get in touch with our Dana experts here.